New Virtual Adult Class Sessions Begin November 2!
POP! Virtual Adult Classes
CityDance POP! is offering online Adult Dance Classes via Zoom! Learn the foundations of ballet, contemporary, jazz and hip hop from CityDance's esteemed teaching faculty!
Sign up for our next virtual sessions starting November 2 through January 14. All times are in EST.
Can't commit? "Drop In" for only $15/class. (Drop in window closes 15 minutes upon the start of class)
Meet the Faculty
Sarah J. Ewing
Sarah J. Ewing is an Australian born choreographer, a CityDance Ignite Artist, and the Director of S. J. Ewing & Dancers. She has been on faculty at CityDance for 10 years, often creating new works on our students which she presents alongside her company in performances throughout Washington, DC. In 2019 Ms. Ewing was one of the first artists commissioned by the Kennedy Center to create an original work for its newly expanded campus, the REACH. She also toured a new work, Analog OnSite, to New Zealand's premier alternative arts festival, The Arcade Festival, and toured twice to Detroit. She presented a new full-length work, Gallery, at FlashDC in May. The work was re-presented by CulturalDC and CityDance at Source Theater in September for Cultural DC's 20th anniversary season. Sarah was selected to choreograph for Maryland Lyric Opera's new production of Thais, which premiered at the Kay Theater at the Clarice Performing Arts Center in January 2020. Her Company, S. J. EWING & DANCERS, has presented throughout DC at The Kennedy Center, Dupont Underground, Dance Place, Atlas Performing Arts Center, and in site-specific installations at Bread for the City, 2M Apartment Building, Flash nightclub, and The Warehouse. The Company has toured across the US to Green Space (NYC), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (MA), White Wave Dance Festival (NYC), Ailey Citigroup Theater (NYC), Your Move JC (NJ), Dance Gallery Festival (TX), CityDance Studio Theater at Strathmore (MD) and twice to the Detroit City Dance Festival (MI). In the 2018-2019 season, the Company had residencies in Michigan at Cranbrook School and Lightbox Theater.
Kelly Fisher, originally from Boston, is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator. She graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance with a pedagogy emphasis. After graduating, Kelly taught at Brigham Young University Idaho in the dance department. Last year Kelly co-founded a dance company in Rexburg Idaho geared towards young artists wanting to perform, create and continue improving. Kelly has performed and toured with BYU-Idaho’s Dance Alliance company to Western Canada, Panama, Costa Rica and the western states in the US. Kelly is trained in Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary. Kelly is excited to be a part of the CityDancePOP faculty this year.
Colleen Kerwin began her ballet training in her home state of Maryland. She attended local studios until she entered The Baltimore School for the Arts. She also participated in the Kennedy Center Master Class Series, taking master classes with esteemed teachers from visiting ballet companies. After high school Colleen attended Indiana University's Jacobs School of a Music where she received a Bachelor of Science in Ballet with an Outside Field in Arts Management. During her time at IU she studied with acclaimed dancer and teacher Violette Verdy and other various faculty members and guest teachers. She also was chosen to teach for the Pre-College department where she taught ballet for four years. After graduating college, Colleen joined the Sacramento Ballet and danced there for three seasons. In Fall 2016 she had the honor of being asked to perform with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet at The Kennedy Center. She has had the opportunity to perform and be featured in George Balanchine's Donizetti's Variations, The Four Temperaments, Concerto Barocco, Western Symphony, Who Cares? and Stars and Stripes, as well as, Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring and Paul Taylor's Company B, and Cloven Kingdom. Colleen moved back to the DMV in 2017 where she worked at The Kennedy Center assisting the Dance Programming Department. She then joined CityDance POP! in January 2018 where she is currently the studio’s program manager.
Kaitlin Madzelan is a Maryland native, where she grew up studying classical ballet at the Washington School of Ballet in Washington, DC. In 2007 Kaitlin graduated with Honors from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN with a BFA in Dance Performance. From 2009 to 2010 she danced with CityDance’s Second Company, CityDance2, performing in works by Eric Hawkins, Adrain Bolton and Leslie Scott as well as dancing in Paul Taylor’s Esplanade and Paul Gordon Emerson’s The Wishes of the Sailor with CityDance Ensemble. Kaitlin has also danced with Dancin' Unlimited Jazz Company with Marilyn York in Fairfax, VA, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company's Second Company under the direction Shonna Hickman-Matlock in Dayton, OH and spent four seasons with Gin Dance Company under the direction of Shu-Chen Cuff in Reston, VA. In 2012, she auditioned for Ovation TV’s “A Chance to Dance” and was chosen as one of the top 24 dancers. She has trained overseas with the National Taiwan University of the Arts in Taipei, Taiwan and at the Catalina School for the Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia and traveled to Bahrain to perform with CityDance Ensemble. In 2017 Kaitlin joined I.C. Movement Project for the final rendition of Through the Glass Ceiling. After 11 years with CityDance School & Conservatory, Kaitlin is thrilled to be beginning her first full year as CityDance POP! Faculty.